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Mar 17 / boomitude

Honorable Cover

Speaking of the Pope…remember when Sinead O’Connor was all the rage before all her rage short circuited an otherwise promising career? She had the 90’s in the palm of her hand until she ripped on the pontiff on SNL and then the decade slipped right through her fingers. Her crowning glory came courtesy of a songwriting Prince in the form of the hit single (and video) “Nothing Compares 2U.”

It’s still a memorable song and it’s now enjoying a nice makeover from Los Angeles pop group Capital Cities. We have KCRW to thank for answering our cover tune prayers…it’s in heavy rotation on their Eclectic 24 and it’s definitely worthy of our cover honors. It’s hardly the drama of its predecessor, but maybe this snappier version is better suited for this millennium.

More cover tune blogs:
Various Artists: I Got Your Cover Right Here
Sting & Christian McBride: A Stingin’ Cover
The Heavy: Covered in Blood
Bon Iver/Justin Vernon: Cover Lover
Buddy Holly: That’ll Be The Cover
Sheryl Crow: Sideways Cover
Theo Bleckmann: This Man’s Work – The Sequel
Pat Metheny: Cherish
Kurt Elling: Steppin’ Out